Preparing Your Fleet: An Important Element of Your Safety Program

Posted by Matt McDonough on October 18, 2017 at 10:16 AM

According to a recent report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, roadway incidents accounted for 1264 work-related fatalities in 2015. That is about one out of every four fatal work injuries in the United States, which easily makes it the top cause of work-related fatalities followed by falls (800), contact with objects and equipment (722) and violence and other injuries by persons or animals (703).   

Leveraging the School-Police Partnership

Posted by John More on October 2, 2017 at 5:16 PM

The Tale of Two Cases: Understanding Cyber Liability

Posted by Nick Webster on September 20, 2017 at 12:16 PM

Two recent cases highlight the importance of understanding the nuances of insurance coverages pertaining to cybercrime and liability.

The Keys to Managing Water Loss

Posted by Jeff Taxier on September 12, 2017 at 9:20 AM

An Effective Approach to Playground Safety

Posted by Kenny Smith on September 6, 2017 at 1:19 PM

Emergency rooms treat roughly a quarter of a million playground-associated injuries every year, yet the majority of these injuries are avoidable. As the amount of injuries increases, it is important for public entities to design, build and maintain playgrounds to better promote safety. Playgrounds should balance injury prevention with the desire to promote children’s ability to test their limits, build muscle, gain confidence and learn personal interaction.

Applying Ethical & Sustainable Design to Public Risk Management

Posted by Thomas Johnson on August 29, 2017 at 10:49 AM

Loss Control: A Claims Perspective

Posted by Gary Jennings on August 23, 2017 at 11:22 AM

Some public entities may not have any or enough loss control (LC) experts to help them eliminate or reduce the losses that arise from unsafe acts and conditions. The public entity leaders may believe that they cannot afford an LC expert, even though the costs of incidents that lead to claims against the public entity are usually many times the cost of an in-house or contract LC expert. 

Fundamentals of Strategic Physical Security Planning

Posted by Chris Wise on August 14, 2017 at 10:55 PM

Building a Rock-Solid Risk Control Plan

Posted by Ariel Jenkins on August 9, 2017 at 11:12 AM

You are now assigned safety and risk management duties for your organization. Now what? Where do you start? Fundamentally, the past is one of the best indicators of the future. Therefore, it is best to get a snapshot of what the lack of safety and ineffective risk management has produced in the form of losses or claims. For risk control plan building purposes, it is recommended to review and analyze claims data from a minimum of 48 months from the most current data. In this context, analyze means to determine which categories of claims are the most frequent and/or severe.

Injury Exaggeration Among Public Entity Employees

Posted by Tara Marchand on July 25, 2017 at 11:29 AM

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